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|On Jun 13, 2013, kwhitney Los Alamos, NM wrote:
Received my order of five assorted Phalaenopsis today. It was shipped four days ago and arrived with every precaution taken for the plants to do well in transit. I like the way they tape finely shredded paper over each pot so that almost none of the potting mix comes out and then wrap the entire plant in newspaper to protect the leaves.
|On Jul 25, 2012, hopea Leesburg, FL wrote:
Good company. I made 3 orders thus far and am pleased with the packing ,condition of the plants and that everything ordered was there. The prices are great and the plants are healthy and full of green roots. Even the free plant is full of health. The one time there was a glitch in no 6 in baskets supply notified me and made the correct adjustments. Their on line catalog is easy to use and their selection ample. Supply usually tells you an order may take 2 to 3 weeks, but avg about 4 to 10 days. Will use them again. also, they have offers where they choose the color or type of orchid in bundles of 4 or 5 and have not been disappointed.
|On Nov 5, 2011, lorissaw Hercules, CA wrote:
I ordered 6 orchids from CA. They were misdelivered by FedEx Express and came to my house late and in bad shape ( half the orchids did survive the extra days of abuse by FedEx which shows their vigor). Mr. Holmes, Fergie, and two other staff took care of me. They were patient and kind. I was told that I could get replacements for the damaged items with free shipping and that if problems did show up later with the other plants, I could ask for a replacement in the future too.
|On Feb 24, 2011, dbaasch Portland, OR wrote:
Just received an orchid I ordered all of 2 days ago - perfectly packed and safe even though it arrived in a very rare-for-us snowstorm. I'll have no qualms about buying from them again.
|On Jan 21, 2011, dlnevins Omaha, NE wrote:
I've ordered many plants (primarily Cattleya hybrids) from Carter and Holmes over the years. Their plants are sometimes smaller than competing nurseries, but they are strong and vigorous, and have always grown well for me. They're packed carefully, too. For mericlones already in wide commerce you might choose to look elsewhere, but this is one of the very best places to purchase new Cattleya crosses.
|On Jun 21, 2010, divvajacko Hinckley, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
This is my first order with Carter and Holmes. I must admit I was a bit surprised with the small size of the orchid received but I didn't order a blooming size Phal. so I really have no reason to be surprised. Their packing is excellent. The health of the plant (I ordered Phalaenopsis Mistral's Sunrise Flame 'Mendenhall') is superb. I will be repotting it shortly as I always do with new orchids since I have my own growing medium that I'm very successful using.
|On Feb 18, 2010, eucharis05 Yonkers, NY wrote:
Received my first order from this company today. The packing was awsome, the plants were beautiful, and I was delighted with the bonus plant. Will definately order again.
|On Mar 27, 2009, haika Snohomish, WA wrote:
I've ordered many times from this company over the years. One fun bonus is the free plant sent with orders containing at least 4 plants. The website is easy to use. I've never had any problems with diseased or insect infested plants which is not something I can say for every on-line orchid nursery! They have been in business for years and are a reliable source of great orchid plants.
|On Jan 18, 2009, leeflea51 Golden, MS (Zone 7a) wrote:
I have ordered many orchids from this company and all have arrived in pristine condition. The packing the company goes to to ensure safe delivery is superior to any I've found. Lee
|On Nov 2, 2008, AmunNemesis Morrison, CO wrote:
I recently purchased 10 orchids from Carter and Holmes Orchids. Before choosing to purchase from their company, I used “The Garden Watchdog” list, narrowed by “Plants:Orchids” and reviewed 50+ companies. I design websites for a living and I was amazed at how many sites appeared completely unprofessional. The worst of which were sites with no images of their plants, which would be like buying a car or house sight unseen. Just how many people do you think do that ?
|On Jun 25, 2007, PabloVerde Canton, GA wrote:
After a visit from this firm to our local orchid club I decided to give them a try. I recently ordered 25 orchids on-line and I was very pleased with what was sent. My order was received in just a few days, and everything was very carefully packaged including 3 bonus plants.
|On Jun 1, 2007, ksdonohue Peekskill, NY wrote:
I have been doing business with Carter and Holmes for about 20 years. I currently have about 400 orchids in my collection, and I would say about a third of them are from C&H. I have always been pleased by their very friendly service and the quality of their plants, which have always been well grown and healthy. They pack the plants carefully and I have always received my orders in excellent condition. Their plants also seem to adapt easily to my cultural conditions, seldom experiencing any setback (which I have occassionally noticed with plants from other growers).
|On Dec 8, 2005, demonknight Waterloo, SC (Zone 7a) wrote:
Excellent company, I also have one advantage, they are located very never where I live, so I get to visit on a regular basis. We always go to their open house and the lectures and info classes they hold can teach even an experienced grower like me new tricks. many new crosses each year and they have acquired a collection of cymbideums from Fla that are out of this world. Great service, wonderful polite and courteous employess and owners. if you ever get to Newberry, SC dont leave without a visit to them
|On Sep 1, 2005, nancyanne Lafayette, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I am a fan of species orchids, and this company has a very good selection. The plants are not extremely large, but a good value for the price. Plants are immaculate and healthy; plants mailordered were carefully packed.
|On Jul 16, 2005, gailkaitschuck Augusta, GA wrote:
Attended an education session on growing Cattleyas with Carter and Holmes today. Excellent information presented. Stayed to tour the 18 greenhouses and buy my first orchids. An excellent selection, not only of orchids but other tropical plants. Orchids in many sizes, from 2.5 inch pots to 8 inch pots. Excellent prices, nice friendly people, a wide selection of plants and supplies.
|On May 11, 2005, tervherd Lima, OH wrote:
I recently placed an order with Carter and Holmes. Everything arrived in good condition and everything was VERY reasonably priced. I had ordered 5 plants and when you order 5 or more they send you a freebie. The FREEBIE, a vandaceous type, had a double spike! I certainly will order from them again.
|On Sep 26, 2003, groovin Windom, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:
I've been buying orchids from different vendors for awhile now. I needed to find one that also sold supplies, so took a chance on Carter & Holmes, and I was not disappointed. I needed the plants sooner than their usual shipping time frame, and they sent them right out. They were very helpful, and quick to respond to my emails. The plants and supplies came today and I am totally impressed. Plants are larger than I expected, with incredible root systems. They have an extensive catalog, good supplies, and reasonable prices. I have found my favorite orchid supplier!!
|On Jun 10, 2003, triviologist Buffalo, NY wrote:
I recieved plants as a gift-a total of 12-they were wrapped perfectly, came with instructions, and the plants look beautiful to this day. Yes the plants are on the small size, but they are of very good quality. I personally would rather recieve smaller seedling and almost blooming size plants at a lower price. That means more orchids for me!!! Very good crosses too.